These concern queries on the licence application, the Schedule's
contents, and the actions prior to and on the day of the show:
Q. Do Stakes classes have to be included within the
number of classes on a Licence Application form?
A. No, they do not.
Q. Can a judge donate a prize for Best in Show,
Reserve Best in Show, Best Puppy in Show etc?
A. There is no objection to a
judge donating prizes/prize money. However their name cannot
be used to advertise such in any paperwork for the show i.e.
schedule/catalogue or advertisements.
Q. Do we have to schedule an Any Variety not
Separately Classified (AVNSC) class at our open show judged on the
A. Yes, a show that schedules more
than one breed must provide a minimum of 16 classes which must
include an open class for each breed and, if the show is judged on
the group system there must be at least one AVNSC Class, unless a
class for every breed eligible for classification is provided.
Q. Do rosettes need to be a specific colour for
first to fifth placings
A. No, societies can choose
whichever colours they wish.
Q. I am a show secretary for a breed club. My breed
is not one that is traditionally docked - do our schedules still
need to carry the docking statement?
A. Yes - as any dog of any breed
might have to have its tail amputated due to trauma (the dog is
then classified as docked) and confirms the commitment that only
legally docked dogs are eligible for KC licensed shows.
Q. Do I need to return an entry for an exhibitor
who has applied for an Authority to Compete (ATC) but not yet
A. All dogs resident outside the UK
must be issued with a Kennel Club ATC number before entry to the
show/event can be made. All overseas entries without an ATC number
should be returned to the exhibitor.
Q. Can we still weigh Miniature Dachshunds at our
A. If Miniature Dachshunds are to
be weighed, a notice informing exhibitors of such must be included
at the beginning of the relevant breed classification.
Q. We have made an error in our schedule. We
have put in 4 classes for Bulldogs, but our judge is only eligible
for 3, can we drop one of the classes? Our show is in 3 weeks and
entries have closed.
A. No modifications may be made to
the schedule except by permission of the General Committee of the
Kennel Club, which must then be followed by an advertisement in the
Canine Press is possible. However, due to the time
constraints in these circumstances, you are not permitted to drop
class, but must find a replacement judge that is eligible to judge
the four classes scheduled.
Q. I have printed my schedules but omitted junior
handling. This class is an enter on the day class, may I put
a slip in the schedule informing exhibitors that we are scheduling
A. As it is enter on the day, yes
you may include this slip in the schedule. We would also
advise a press release/or breed notes in the event that an
exhibitor does not receive the slip.
Q. Can we extend our closing date for entries?
A. You may extend entries as long
as no less 14 days before a show. You must inform the Kennel
Club in writing if you do intend to extend entries, so that we may
update our records accordingly.
Q. What do we do if someone who hasn't entered the
show turns up on the day, claiming that their entry was lost in the
post? Do I have to allow them to enter?
A. Entries from exhibitors
claiming undelivered entries have been correctly posted must be
accepted on the day of the show. Such claims will have to be
substantiated to the Kennel Club, which will request documentary
evidence, subsequent to the show.
Q. What happens if there is a biting incident at
A. This type of incident must be
reported to the Kennel Club as soon as practically possible after
the show and in any event it must be detailed in the post show
report/incident book. The Kennel Club will investigate the
Q. We hold a Championship and Open Show each
year. We no longer want to hold an Open show and would like
to focus on the Championship show only. Is this ok?
A. There is no specific
requirement of the number of shows you must hold. The holding
of any type of competition or show is at the discretion of the
society. It is a matter for the club committee and membership
how the club fulfills its aims and objectives (as written in its
constitution). However if you wish to cease running a show you must
provide a written explanation to the Kennel Club for the